Dinner Makeover: I Need Ideas for Quick Dinners
Shortcuts Are Great, But Read the Fine Print
“A frozen pizza or burrito can be a lifesaver,” Dawn told Katie. “Just be smart about which kind you buy.” According to Karen Diaz, a registered dietitian based in Wyckoff, New Jersey, a healthy pick should have about 300 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 18 grams of protein per serving. “Paired with, say, a salad or a quick side [like the previous recipes], you’ve got a respectable meal,” says Dawn. These tasty options make the grade.
- Burritos: PJ’s Organics Skinny Burrito, $3.50 for 5.5 ounces, at supermarkets and natural-food markets.
- Pizza: Trader Joe’s 4 Formaggi Pizza, $4 for 13.4 ounces, Trader Joe’s.
- Soup: Tabatchnick Tuscany Lentil Soup, $2.50 for 15 ounces, at supermarkets.
- Pasta: Amy’s Stuffed Pasta Shells Bowl, $5 for 10 ounces, at supermarkets.
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